Necessary But Not Sufficient

Author: Eliyahu M. Goldratt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351218887
Size: 18.57 MB
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After reading the newspapers and following the sharp oscillations of the stock market, it becomes apparent that hi-tech companies are of a different breed. Never before have the chances of making a fortune been so realistic and never before have large companies been so fragile. What is really going on inside these hi-tech companies? What types of pressures and challenges are they facing? And how do they cope? Computer software providers, especially the ones that specialise in handling the data needs of organizations, are prime examples of these volatile companies. In the nineties we witnessed their growth from small businesses into multi-billion dollar giants. No wonder investors were attracted. In 1998 it was easy for such companies to raise as much money as they wanted. But now, investment funds have dried up. Why? And more importantly, is there a way to reverse the trend? This book gives the answers.

Necessary But Not Sufficient

Author: Theodore D. Wachs
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 1557986118
Size: 19.64 MB
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This book uses a body of evidence to demonstrate that the variability of an individual's behavior is best understood as the result of influences from multiple domains operating over time. These domains of influence are evolution, genetics, neurology, biomedicine, nutrition, individual characteristics of the child such as temperament and intelligence, proximal environmental influences, parental beliefs and the home and school environment, and distal environmental influences such as the local and national culture. The author describes the operating processes that all of these have in common and explains how these processes meet the criteria for a fully fledged system. The book concludes with the practical implications of this approach, including the need to improve research design and create more effective assessment and intervention for children whose health development is at risk.

Pmp Certification As A Core Competency

Author: Jo Ann Starkweather
ISBN: OCLC:700628717
Size: 20.75 MB
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This research seeks to investigate the relationship between project management certification and established project management core competencies in the IT industry. This study was conducted in two phases, the objective being to first identify those characteristics most common to the successful hire of project managers, from the perspective of IT recruiters. Once identified, the study sought to determine preference for these characteristics from the point of view of corporate IT executives. Two hypotheses were tested in an effort to determine the valuation of Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification as a core competency and as an indicator of project success. Both hypotheses were rejected, as results indicated that PMP® certification was the least valued of 15 core competencies and that there was no difference in project success rates between PMP®-certified project managers and uncertified project managers. However, IT recruiters and IT executives emphasized the importance of soft skills such as the ability to communicate at multiple levels and the tacit knowledge of knowing when to exercise leadership and how to do this effectively. In addition, recruiters' and IT executives' suggestions for improvement in the delivery of the project management body of knowledge are discussed.